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Dec

My Inspirational Talk

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom all!

On Dec. 6th I gave a talk at the 140Conf (a conference dedicated to ‘the state of now’, Twitter, social networks and real-time online interaction), in which I presented the story behind @TheKotel & TweetYourPrayers and my experiences running this service. I talked about how taking prayers to the Western-Wall affected people’s lives, and changed mine as well.

The talk went well, and many members of the crowd contacted me to say it was a very inspirational talk that touched them deeply.

I want to share this talk with you. It’s finally online. Please dedicate a few minutes of your time to watch what I have to say, and send this presentation to your friends. I want to spread good will and inspiration! Help me achieve this goal. Help me touch people’s hearts.


I want to thank the organizer of the conference – Mr. Jeff Pulver for believing in me and giving me the stage to present the work that I do, for all of his help before the conference and for being so great afterwards. I really feel we connected and became friends that day, as we shared a very unique experience. Jeff’s been so supportive and friendly, and as you can see in the video the man wouldn’t stop hugging me! :P .  (Check out  Jeff’s blog).

Another thank you is due for the man who actually shot this video and made it available for the world to watch. If it wasn’t for Chaim Goldman’s hard work, help and dedication, I wouldn’t be able to share my message with you. So thank you Chaim of GoGlobal New Media Marketing! You’re greatly appreciated!

Thanks also to my friend Erez Shermer, a very talented young man whose professional photographs you see in the presentation. Another thank you is to KerneL, for stepping up (or sitting down) when I needed her.

There are so many more people I need to thank, it would be impossible for me to write them all down. It doesn’t mean they’re not appreciated – quite the contrary! So many people have helped me with this incredible endeavor, and they are all appreciated and cherished.

I want to thank all of YOU – followers and friends, for being there and for sharing the video above. I really believe we can make a change and touch more people by spreading the message. Please share this video with the world (click on the small icons below)!

Your friend in the Holy Land,

Alon
P.S. – every personal message written on the slides was published with the sender’s approval.

(post updated 01-01-10)

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December 28th, 2009 at 4:16 pm
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December 29th, 2009 at 1:43 pm
Denise
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This is fantastic! I hope it inspires many many people. Thank you for spreading hope, positive feelings and inspiration to us all! I pray that your message gets spread far and wide!

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Alon Reply:

Well Denise, thank you for your prayers! They are much appreciated, as are your compliments and kind words. :)

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December 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm
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Social comments and analytics for this post…

This post was mentioned on Twitter by mizbala: http://www.tweetyourprayers.info/2009/12/my-inspirational-talk/

December 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm
un
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humour et simplicité
belle présentation! (voir à 3’40)
bonne année 2010

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Alon Reply:

merci beaucoup :)

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December 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm
unouveaucompte
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humour et simplicité
belle présentation! (voir à 3′40)
bonne année 2010

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December 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm
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what a great video of you talking…and a wonderful personality! Thank You, Thank You for what you are doing…if we could only concentrate on Peace and Love, instead of negativity and hate, this world would be a better place…You are proof that there is more “Love” then hate in this world. Blessings to you and all your fellow workers. In my head I visualize my tweeted prayer at the Wall.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you very much, and I couldn’t agree more! I think my work and experiences running this service proves that free love can succeed!

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December 29th, 2009 at 10:43 pm
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Nice, funny, very important and beautiful. God bless you.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you! :)

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December 29th, 2009 at 11:41 pm
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Awesome job! Love what you are doing. It changes the world

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Alon Reply:

I really hope so. I believe that many small changes are significant. Actually, even one small change is a lot! :)

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December 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am
Michael Cline
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Very good presentation Alon! You have a God-given talent. Keep it up.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you, I’m happy I managed to give a good talk!

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December 30th, 2009 at 12:09 am
Leny Cato
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It’s lovely to see you… and I am absolutely amazed about the dedication you show! It is a wonderful thing to see & know in this day and age, such dedication to help folk to pray to our Creator and Saviour God!!
You are amazing!!! Thanks Alon!!!!

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Alon Reply:

thank YOU for your comment!

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December 30th, 2009 at 12:11 am
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Alon, you are not who/what I expected and you’re so awesome. Your mastery of English slang is even sweet. You definitely inspired me – and I work to inspire others all the time myself!

In addition, thanks for choosing to follow Dental Volunteers for Israel on twitter – our almost 5,000 dentists around the world who’ve volunteered in Jerusalem since 1980 are truly paying it forward – many of them come every year to help our city’s poor children. And I know they would be as moved by your words and deeds as I am. As I know you know, the best music to one’s ears are news of other people paying it forward, because it does mean our world is becoming a better place to live. There is so much suffering, we’ll only have hope if we can shine a light on the words and deeds of the righteous – and there are so many of them!

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Alon Reply:

I don’t know who or what you expected, but I am glad that now you have a good image of me!

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December 30th, 2009 at 1:05 am
liz C.
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You did a great job!! congratulations. you isnpired me, I hope many people are encouraged to make just a small change in this world, because you did!!

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Alon Reply:

Will you Liz make a small change in this world?

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December 30th, 2009 at 1:15 am
ItalianHeat
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Alon, you should be a stand up comic!! lol

Just goes to show you people are on fire for Jesus and believe in the power of prayer. I am so blessed to have found your site.

Grazie my friend.

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Alon Reply:

Grazie :D

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December 30th, 2009 at 1:21 am
Renata
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This is a guy with a big heart! God bless you! Thank you for spreading hope to the world. Awesome job!

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Alon Reply:

thank you very much and you welcome!

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December 30th, 2009 at 1:59 am
Selina Sheffer
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Alon,
Who knew you were a comedian, too???!!! Great job. You definitely need to come to the states to do a presentation.

May God bless you and always keep you safe, healthy, ambitious, and inspired.

Thanks for the work you are doing for Jews and Gentiles alike.

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Alon Reply:

I really hope I get to the states, and hope to do a good job there too!

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December 30th, 2009 at 2:17 am
cynthia
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Wow! You are truly an inspiration to us all. I feel as if I have actually met you now. Thank you again for all you have done for so many of us around the world. You are amazing.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I hope you’ll take a doze of inspiration and find a way to make a small change!

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December 30th, 2009 at 2:36 am
Crystal
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Beautiful! You have a wonderful heart. G-d bless.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you Crystal, I appreciate it! :)

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December 30th, 2009 at 3:54 am
Blanca
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Thank you!! God bless you!

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Alon Reply:

you’re very welcome Blanca!

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December 30th, 2009 at 4:29 am
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What a super presentation — you are a natural!

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Alon Reply:

it was that good? :)

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December 30th, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Armin Hollas
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140 caracters to put on a message from and to God. Nice and funny

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Alon Reply:

Yea, I got a few laughs, it was fun!

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December 30th, 2009 at 12:39 pm
Wyman Brent
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I want to thank Alon Nir for the hope he inspires in every one who sends him a prayer. I wrote my own message for the success of the Vilnius Jewish Library. While it is not yet open, there is always hope. Thanks again to Alon for the hope and joy he spreads day after day.

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Alon Reply:

I thank you again for your continuous online friendship. I’m very happy to see some optimism from you. You’ve come a long way already, and I’m sure that you need to keep believing and keep pushing to achieve what you strive for!

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December 30th, 2009 at 3:58 pm
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Alon: Wow, what an amazing journey you are making. Well done presentation. When someone asks what Twitter is all about, and if individual effort matters, I’ll send them to this video and your site.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you! My story proves that each and every one of us can indeed do something meaningful, can truly touch people’s lives.

I hope you’ll spread the word and help my message reach as many people as possible.

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December 30th, 2009 at 4:30 pm
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Alon, thank you very much for aiding me in having my prayer placed at the Western Wall…God Bless you and your amazing efforts!

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Alon Reply:

You are very welcome!

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December 30th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Elyse
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Nice presentation. Glad that it’s more clear now than the live streaming i’ve watched before. You’ll be a good professor Alon. You know how to make your participants get interested in your lectures. It’s an inspiring presentation. Thanks for the good works.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you for watching it twice! :)

You know, I’ll start teaching in a couple of months in University. I’ll see if I make a good teacher :)

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December 30th, 2009 at 5:23 pm
Olga
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Thank You for everything you are doing!

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Alon Reply:

Thank you for all of your support. It is remembered and appreciated!

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December 30th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
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Alon – THANK YOU! Thank you for great idea, for doing this incredible job. May all good things happen to you in 2010!

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Alon Reply:

Thank you! I have a feeling 2010 will be a GREAT year!

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December 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
mel rosenberg
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Kol Hakavod Alon. You are an inspiration to many. We write on each others’ walls. You help us write on God’s wall.
Have a great 2010

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Alon Reply:

Thanks Mel, I appreciate your kind words, online and in real life. I hope to see you soon, and I hope we both make the most of this new decade!

Dash to Elvis

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December 31st, 2009 at 10:16 am
Elza van dorst-the netherlands
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great performence,
with your almost french accent, lol.
really cool.
you must be the future new jerry seinfeld with that good sence of humor, i liked it very much.
thanks

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Alon Reply:

french accent? :)
Jerry Seinfeld? :)

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December 31st, 2009 at 9:20 pm
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Alon, you have used twitter and your personal presentation skills to make your own inspiration contagious. My prayer is for you to continue in this direction. Thank you.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you very much, I truly hope that the message i’m trying to convey truly is contagious!

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January 2nd, 2010 at 12:38 pm
Susie Barnes
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Thanks for sharing…maybe your second act could be stand-up comedy…very funny (-: AND informative of course!

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Alon Reply:

I’m happy you enjoyed it :) It was pretty amusing and fun to do.

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January 3rd, 2010 at 12:42 am
Kathleen Gillon
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I love your people and love your land. Thank you for giving people an opportunity to seek God in Prayer. I loved hearing the stories of those whose prayers were answered even when they were not delivered to the wall. That speaks to the truth of who God is! Anywhere…all over the world God is with us and he hears our heartfelt prayer. Blessings to you.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you. I am happy to serve all, and happy people are affected by what I do.

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January 4th, 2010 at 7:22 am
Patrick
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Dear Alon,
The work you do, and the increadible unexpected succes you get, proves a spiritual request, beyond the religions.
You have a lot of messages from christian people. A friend of mine to who I spoke about you, was surprised, and she told me : Jerusalem is a holly place for Christians but not the Kotel. And I answered to her : that proves one more time that a religion is cultural, and for people who think there is “something else”, the spiritual request is more important as what we learn as children in the place where we were born. And we can extend that idea : to speak together, comprehension and tolerance can do a lot when and if people decide it.
And your work, Alon, proves it : you have requests from all over the world. Congratulations for the optimism you give, the tolerance you show : there is more as the fact of placing notes in a holly Wall for one religion.
Happy new year for you, for all the followers who are interested by what you created, and for everyone.

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Alon Reply:

Thank you very much Patrick. I agree with all you wrote – and I do believe people should look beyond their religion or denomination and work together for a social change. If I managed to make to reach out thousands of people, just imagine what many people can do together!

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January 5th, 2010 at 2:18 pm
Kelly Hall
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I also have the heart of a servant and we volenteer when asked. I hope that you find sponsers to pay your expenses and perhaps travel, spreading this same message. I will inquire again with my friends here in the USA. – I will send this video.
Warm regards, Kelly

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Alon Reply:

Thank you very much! I hope this comes into fruition!

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January 5th, 2010 at 6:06 pm
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January 5th, 2010 at 8:34 pm
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Thank You ~ for your willingness to share your gifts and make a difference. Your Video was tweeted to me and it touched my heart in ways you cannot imagine. I also added it to my Facebook Profile to gain you more exposure and perhaps wake up others to Pass It Forward!

Roz Fruchtman
@SayItWithEcards

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Alon Reply:

I’m glad it touched you, and very happy to know you’ll spread the word!

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January 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm
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How do we find you on Facebook?

Thanks,

Roz Fruchtman

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Alon Reply:

on the sidebar there’s a facebook icon. click it and you’ll find yourself in the group :)

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January 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm
Dave Gerard
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Can anyone send an question in the wailing

wall and get answered

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Alon Reply:

Of course anyone can send a prayer..

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January 11th, 2010 at 1:05 am
VGT
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Amazing, Alon! More favor upon you! A thousand fold return for the selfless work you do!

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Alon Reply:

Thank you very much :)

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January 16th, 2010 at 5:07 pm
shem
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That’s so wonderful.That is wisdom and God’s given talent.Keep it up and may God bless you abundantly day by day.Am greatly inspired.

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January 31st, 2010 at 11:14 am
bugaboo
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The blog help me solve my problem. Thank you very much. May you happy everyday!

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March 23rd, 2011 at 2:39 am

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